Everyday Edison Auditions in Washington D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– We all have an idea for a ‘better mousetrap’ –
for a way of making things easier, more efficient – or even just more
fun. But rarely does anyone understand how to transform an innovative
idea into a product sold on store shelves.

Bouncing Brain Productions is coming to Washington, D.C., to give the
region’s residents the opportunity to do just that – to transform
their ideas into real, marketable products through its new public
television series, Everyday Edisons.

Washington, D.C. will host the show’s only casting call in the northeast
region. Participants simply bring their prototype, sketch or concept to
the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania
Ave.) on Saturday, January 20. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and those who
arrive by 1 p.m. will be guaranteed an interview before a panel of judges.
Auditions are free to the public and registration forms are available at
the Reagan Building the day of the event, or at

To educate America about what it truly takes to bring a product to market,
the show follows ten ordinary people – “Everyday Edisons” – as
their ideas are refined, produced, marketed and sold. Participants are
selected through a casting call process where they present their ideas
before a panel of product development experts and patent professionals.

“Everyone either has had an idea for a new product or knows someone who
has invented something,” said Michael Cable, host of Everyday Edisons.
“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to have a great idea. This
is a tremendous opportunity for everyday individuals to see their ideas
become reality.”

The show takes its name after Thomas Edison, the greatest inventor of all
time. With more than 1,000 patents to his credit, Edison invented such
useful items as the phonograph, incandescent light bulb and the first
talking moving picture. All this, and Edison was an “Average Joe”
himself, having almost no formal education.

“Having a great idea and making money from a great idea are two distinct
events.” said Louis Foreman, Everyday Edisons executive producer and lead
judge. “If you can dream it, we can help make it come true.”

Inventors who are chosen for the show will have their ideas
commercialized, and in return receive a 20-year annuity on product sales.
There is no cost to the inventor, and the show invests nearly $500,000 per
product chosen.

The first season premieres this May on PBS, and follows the development of
inventions chosen from last year’s casting calls in Tampa, Columbia,
S.C., Nashville, Atlanta and Charlotte.

For more information about the audition and television show, please visit
www.EverydayEdisons.com or www.BouncingBrainProductions.com.

Jan 10, 2007
by Richard

Royalty %

This contest only offers the minimum roiyalty of 5%. As a rule Patented inventions should receive 10% and unpatented inventions 5%.

Jan 23, 2007
by Jim (not verified)

D.C. was unorganized and the

D.C. was unorganized and the wait time was 6-8 hours.
Disappointed. Only given 3 minutes to demo invention.
The judges technical competence in question.

Jan 24, 2007
by bobby Amore (not verified)

Tonerbelt encourages inventors to embrace adversity

I thought about attending but couldn't make it down to DC. with another invention. It sounds the same as NYC audition for American inventor back in Feb 06. The wait was 8 hours or more so after 5 hrs. I was told they wouldn't be able to see me. If I wanted to return again the next day with 75 others they would see us. I almost didn't go back but my girlfriend thought I should go. I'm glad I did and I made the journey my winning prize. I have found if you need to hear someone's approval of your idea than you self-doubt yourself and shouldn't be in this game. You should follow your own dream and not get discouraged by rejection. I was determined to bring it to fruition with or without the show. Adversity quotation can be more useful then intelligence quotation. Don’t ever stop working at your dream!

Bobby Amore
American Inventor

Oct 13, 2008
by Anonymous

4 season

i don't know if there's going to be a 4° season in 2009, when are the auditions?
i really need this info.